June 25, 2015
By Richard Bell
Healthcare Marketing, Marketing, ROI
You probably know what a “brief” is, but are you using it properly to get the best work out of your advertising agency? Learn why the Client Brief is so critical to getting the best work from your agency, plus get a sample template to help you get started.
June 18, 2015
By Kara Hoffner
Is client relations a lot like dating? Get a glimpse at the thoughts and emotions of an account manager reaching out to a potential hospital client.
June 11, 2015
By Sarah Brown
Culture, Teamwork, Service, Customer Service
BPD Basic #1: Do What’s Best for the Client is at the core of everything we do. From hiring to process…even to saying “no” when something won’t serve the best interests of our clients. Learn how the BPD culture integrates and celebrates this Basic.
June 4, 2015
By Paula Rae Forastiero
Content Marketing, Content Strategy, Digital Marketing, Healthcare Marketing
Shakespeare has the right idea when he questioned the value of a name. Content Audits may sound like something to avoid, but in fact they’re one of the most valuable content strategy tools you have. Learn what goes into a Content Audit, what you should expect to get out of it and why you need one.
May 28, 2015
By Vince DeMarinis
Healthcare Marketing, Risk Taking
Do you remember an insurance campaign before the Mayhem Guy, Flo and Cavemen hit the scene? Probably not. So, take a page from the insurance industry and learn how to improve your healthcare marketing campaigns by breaking your own rules.
May 21, 2015
By Sarah Brown
Blogging, Social Media, Content Marketing
How can you help patients build a deeper connection to your brand? Take a page from fashion bloggers, like marketing phenomenon Chiara Ferragni, and build a synergetic relationship with your audience.
May 14, 2015
By James Hale
Healthcare Marketing, Risk Taking, Marketing Goals, Billboards
How do you cut through the estimated 5,000 visual messages the average city dweller sees in a day to make sure your marketing message is heard? Start with these three marketing fundamentals.
May 7, 2015
By Kara Hoffner
ROI, Marketing Strategy, Healthcare Marketing
ROI may be the Holy Grail of healthcare marketing, but it doesn’t have to be as elusive. Learn how we restructured an Ask the Doc campaign to get to an accurate ROI for Holy Cross Hospital.
May 1, 2015
By Jason Brown
Product, Service, Customer Service, Health System, Healthcare
Does a great product trump customer service? Not for most health systems. Can patients expect to receive quality care from both you and the competition? If so, your health system is probably a commodity and a great product alone isn’t enough. Get insights from BPD’s own customer service path as well as ideas for becoming the “Ritz Carlton of health systems.”
April 23, 2015
By Phil Smith
Transparency, Risk Taking, Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy
Over the past few years, McDonald’s has added a new ingredient to its marketing strategy: Transparency. We take look at the campaign, the market forces behind it and its likely ROI. Plus, what lessons we can apply to hospital and healthcare marketing.